Kostibos, Connie (nee LaMagna), 86, of Chatham Township, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 23rd with her family by her side.
Born and raised in Summit, NJ, Connie and her husband Jack moved to Chatham Twp, where they have lived for 59 years. Connie graduated from Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1946and Jersey State College in l968. She loved being a nurse! Her professional career included positions as Public Health Nurse, Staff nurse at Overlook and St Barnabas Hospital and Supervisor/Instructor at St Barnabas School of Practical Nursing. She retired in 1983 as a School Nurse in the Summit School District.
She was very involved in the community after retiring. Connie was a founding member and volunteer at Corpus Christi Church, member of the Madison Red Cross, lifetime and active member of the local and national Ladies Auxiliary in (DESA)- Destroyer-Escort Sailors Assoc. President and Executive Board Member of the Senior Citizens Club of Chatham.
Connie and her husband Jack traveled and cruised extensively, visiting almost all of the US as well as Europe, the Orient, Philippines and Hawaii.
She is survived by her loving husband Jack of 64 years; sons Barry and his wife Diane (nee Accorsy) , Jack; and daughter Betsy Valentine and her husband Ron. Connie was a wonderful “Nana” to her six grandchildren, Kevin (Jaime) & Jessie Kostibos, Katlyn amd Mike Kostibos and Craig and Jenna Valentine. She was blessed to have enjoyed the love and company of her nieces and nephews from Nevada, Maryland and Virginia and her many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tn, 38105 would be appreciated.